Fresh Tackle Ideas for Saltwater & Salty Tackle Ideas for Freshwater
Our satisfied customers express their feelings and gratitude for Barefoot products that help them catch better fish. As a result, they consistently catch Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Red Snapper, Kings, and Mahi Dolphin.
End of August. Hot as heck, but it's just a matter of finding the bait and feeding them what they want. Don't go "bottom-fishing"... go GROUPER fishing!
Another great day of fishing with John, Barry, Garret, and Tim catching Scamp Grouper, nice Seabass, Pinkies, XXL Amberjack and King Mackerel. Barefoot Crab Decoy Jigs did not disappoint.
As a commercial fisherman, I've gutted thousands of grouper. The offshore crab was a common denominator of gags and reds - THEY LOVE THEM!
The other bait I frequently found in their stomachs was the grass grunt, aka tomtate. These two baits together look like a “happy meal” to the gags and reds.
Scamps don’t like the grass grunt as much, but they all are idiots for the cigar minnow combo.
Live baits like jigged-up cigar minnows are candy for grouper, while squid and cut baits will fill the box with big black bass, triggerfish, and various other bottom-hugging species. If you have never tried Tim Barefoot’s Crab Decoy Jig, just bait one up and give it a try - you will be the one that gets hooked in the end! Big grouper love ’em!!!
Featured in the Coastal Angler Magazine:
For Striped Bass, Catfish, and Shad: March is the Turn-Around Month
It's been a winter for the books, with cold temps, constant wind keeping us from the offshore grounds weekend after weekend, and sometimes too much rain. So, let's talk about what brought a lot of us to the dance: like the anadromous (migrate up rivers from the sea to spawn) fish that come home in March.
J Hook Chin Weights stand out because:
Please note: The above J Hook Chin Weight is shown (rigged) with a cable stinger hook and copper wire. But it is not sold rigged.
Barefoot Circle Hooks have applications in all types of fresh and saltwater fishing, from white marlin to bass, bream to catfish, and everything in between.
Please note: The circle hook, shown above, is snelled. But it is not sold rigged.
The ONLY jig on the market that makes your soft plastics move. What we mean is JUMP! The reason for this is the flared head and the perfectly balanced position it sits in the water. So, for example, the jig with your choice of soft plastics will sit horizontal down deep or under a popping cork and "jump" when twitched with the rod tip.
Here's an example of how the Barefoot J Hook Chin Weight swims ballyhoo and how effective the stinger is: This beautiful wahoo was fooled on naked ballyhoo and fluorocarbon.
The Barefoot J Hook Chin Weight is easy to rig and has real lifelike movement.
The Barefoot Catfish Jig is a perfectly weighted 7/0 circle hook chin weight. It works great on all types and large sizes of catfish: Blue, Bullhead, Channel, Flathead, and White.
This jig is easily made "snag resistant" and is EXTREMELY effective when used under a sliding cork.
In addition to trout, drum, and flounder, snook and tarpon are the perfect quarries for the soft plastic shrimp and minnow imitations on the Barefoot Jig.
Not to mention striped bass like this GIANT shown in the photo.
Barefoot's Squid Decoy Jig fishes the bottom while drifting or anchored. The heavy-duty 10/0 circle hooks are good to go for anything that may bite, from large grouper and AJ's offshore to halibut and giant stripers in the race... Come one, come all!!!
The Squid Decoy Jig looks like a squid that has caught a minnow or another squid (your bait) and eating it.
It's the weight and the bait, all in one, that makes a DECOY look like what is happening.
The new (All-Tackle) World Record Scamp was caught by Theodore (Teddy) Wingfield while using the 12 oz. Squid Decoy Jig.
On June 2, 2016, while fishing with Captain Daniel Brisson on the charter boat Sunrise II out of Morehead City, Teddy caught this
32 lb. 0 oz. Scamp.
Featured in the Coastal Angler Magazine:
Are there times when I want to HIGH-SPEED troll to locate areas with fish? YES...
This is the very reason we have developed the newest member to the Decoy Jig Family: The 4 oz. Squid Decoy. This jig can be fished while on the drift down deep and on the troll (with or without bait).
December is well known for gag fishing on the east coast. As the month winds down, the fishing grounds are active for these bottom dwellers. When the winds allow boats to get out of the inlets off the beaches, gag grouper fishing has been consistent with cigar minnows on Barefoot Decoy jigs.
As the video shows, the rigging is quite simple. Once the jig descends, minimal movement of the rod suspends the bait right where the gag grouper wait.
This video, made years ago, shows rigging tips for most of our tackle. Watch us rig cigar minnows, squid, and mackerel on the Crab and Squid Decoy Jigs and J-Hook Chin Weights. (Except for the cable stinger hook connection, this is still accurate information.)
Easiest rigging possible for squid. Plug and play, easy as hooking it in the mantle, toss it overboard, and it swims perfectly. EVERYTHING eats a squid! Great for bottom fishing, trolling, and deep-dropping fishing using Decoy Jigs and Chin Weights.
Featured on Bay Hill Seafood Sales: One-day delivery of Argentine Squid for your J Hook Chin Weight Rig.
Send us a message if you have any questions about our products and how to use them. We'll get back to you very shortly after!
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